What Region of the US Does Your English Best Match?

People from outside the US cannot appreciate just how huge America is, and consequently, how different English sounds depending on where exactly in the States you’re from. The differences are many, and they can boil down to word choice, pronunciation or in some cases, even having the same word meaning entirely different things! Try out our quiz, and see if we can guess where you’re from in the US. And if you’re not American, see which regional dialect you match best.
Regional US dialects: truck
What do you call this large freight-carrying vehicle?
Tractor trailer
Semi truck
Regional US dialects: vehicle
Speaking of vehicles, how do you pronounce this word?
Regional US dialects: fountain
What do you call this water-dispensing appliance?
Drinking fountain
Water fountain
Regional US dialects: tap
And, on the topic of taps, what do you call the valve you need to spin in order for the tap to run?
Regional US dialects: lawyer
How do you pronounce the profession of someone who's passed the bar exam?
Regional US dialects: sneakers
What are these shoes called?
Tennis shoes
Regional US dialects: pajamas
This lady is wearing pajamas, How do you pronounce the second A in this word?
A as in jAm
A as in fAther
Regional US dialects: yard sale
What are these people engaging in?
Yard sale
Garage sale
Regional US dialects: crayons
What are these wax-based coloring utensils called?
Regional US dialects: y'all
You want to refer to a group of individuals, you say:
You guys
Regional US dialects: pans
What are these cooking utensils called?
Frying pans
Regional US dialects: crayfish
What do you call small freshwater lobsters?
Regional US dialects: pecan
Keeping on the topic of food, how do you pronounce pecan?
With a long e and a stress on the second syllable
With a short e and a stress on the second syllable
With a long e and a stress on the first syllable
Regional US dialects: soda
What is the generic term for this kind of drink?
Regional US dialects: dressing
Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30478819@N08/44549437791)
What's "dressing"?
The sauce that goes on top of the salad
The stuffing that goes inside the turkey
Regional US dialects: coleslaw
What do you call this salad?
Just coleslaw
Coleslaw, or slaw for short
Regional US dialects: caramel
How do you pronounce the name of the liquefied sugar these apples are coated in?
Regional US dialects: mayo
Marco Verch Professional Photographer and Speaker (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30478819@N08/40360261353)
And how do you pronounce the name of this yolk-based condiment?
3 syllables: may-uh-naze
2 syllables: man-aze
You're from the Northeast
Regional US dialects: Northeast
Grayshi (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Northeastern_states.png)
Your choice of vocabulary best matches that of someone from Northeastern USA.
You're from the West Coast
Regional US dialects: West Coast
Grayshi (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_West_map.png)
Your choice of regional words indicates you're from the West Coast, most probably California. There's a slight chance you're from the East Coast, but with a rather particular way of speaking.
You're from the American Heartland
Regional US dialects: Heartland
Wapcaplet (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_USA_Midwest.svg)
Your choice of words best reflects that of a person from the Midwest and some of the South and non-coastal West.
You're from the South
Regional US dialects: South
Connormah (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_USA_Deep_South.svg)
Your choice of words and pronunciation indicated you're from the South. There's even a chance that you pronounce the h in word beginning in wh.
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